Nothing all that Sinisterly about Sintra – Portugal



Old style homes called the villas standing as vibrant in the many pastel shades along with whitewashed structures is the first sight that will evoke the true Sintra feel to anyone who’s been here before. This image of Sintra is going to be etched on the mind forever and ever.

Portugal, which is abuzz with structures withstanding the test of time, all drenched in an enigmatic feel true to Sintra -  the  most legendary and fabled town in all the Portugal cities. Nestled in the rolling hills that gently meet the shores of the Atlantic Seas, the town of Sintra is a quaintly pictorial town set away in a sort of timeless charm, that enthralls visitors coming down to this ethereal place.

The climate is always maintained to be moderately cool that provides a summer refuge to the residents of neighboring Lisbon which suffers high temperatures and the baking people, get ready to vacation away at Sintra for a while. The place is also acknowledged under the wing of the UNESCO World Heritage to proclaim the town as a site of much significance and importance. This town is filled with great tourist attractions in the form of historically charged structures that present a spectacle in to the glorious past of the

In the whole of Portugal, it is the town of Sintra that it the oldest and yet derives that old world charm which stands uncompromised with the charms of an enigmatically enticing destination as against any other place in all the world. The woods of the Sintra town have always been inviting the visitors, even the Portuguese Emperors in the yesteryears, to spend their summers over here. Since, Lisbon is located in such close proximity that a day trip to this bustled Portugal city is very practical from the town of Sintra.

Top Attractions in the town of Sintra:

The Palacio Nacional de Pena:

Also known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Portugal, the Palacio Nacional de Pena ascends from the picturesque town of Sintra. Set on a plateau rising as high up to a thousand five hundred foot height to given a complex to the high rise buildings that set the skyline to shame. The structure is peculiar of the typical era of Romanticism that evolved during the period of the nineteenth century. Being known as one of the seven wonder of Portugal itself explains the magnificence of the Palacio Nacional de Pena. After exploring the place, one can even visit another place of attraction located in close proximity called the Parque das Merendas.

Palacio Nacional de Pena

The Castelo dos Mouros:

The Castelo dos Mouros also famously referred to as the Castle of the Moors is an ethereal masterpiece of a structure. The Castelo dos Mouros was constructed around the period of the eighth and ninth centuries. The Castle of the Moors tips over the Atlantic Ocean. The scenic views from the Royal Tower bestow the visitor with some of the greatest spectacles of the ocean shore and the city happenings. The Castle of the Moors was reconstructed at the time of somewhere around the nineteenth century post the downfall phase which lasted a significant time. The castle also features amazingly done walls and the tall tower which provides it a distinct feel from rest of the structures. There is also a church of the Romanesque which draws due attraction from the visitors coming in to primarily view the Castle of the Moors. The church was constructed as long ago as around the period of the twelfth or the thirteenth centuries, giving it a perfect archaic look.

Castelo dos Mouros

The Palacio Nacional de Sintra:

The Palacio Nacional de Sintra has emerged as a national landmark, which is courtesy the imperial architectural styles of the structure. The Palacio Nacional has been revamped and re-constructed time and again over the past few centuries, yet the Goth, Manueline influences and the Mudejar remains are hard to distinct from the way the architectures seem. The imprints of the Renaissance period can also not be separated from the overall appearance of the Palacio Nacional de Sintra building.

What strikes out most vividly is the way the building is made up of vibrant shades and glossy tiles that can be found in many of the chambers of the palace. After exploring the Palacio Nacional de Sintra building, one can even visit the central town square.

Palacio Nacional de Sintra

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